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Oxnard residents are furious at the Dallas Cowboys

Do they have a valid argument?

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The Dallas Cowboys are on the verge of training camp in Oxnard, California - but residents in the area who are right next to where the camp will be taking place are not happy with the tent-like platform that was built inches from their properties without notice. 

In fact, attorneys have been hired and an official complaint was filed to the city of Oxnard this week. 

“To wake up on a Saturday with your pajamas on and there’s a whole bunch of men looking [in from] outside, that’s very disrespectful,” resident Shalea Thompson said. “My daughter and I were in our pajamas, and we had to run upstairs because there were a whole bunch of men peering into our house, maybe not on purpose but still. No one knew there was going to be a structure built. …

“We’re just not thrilled, and we’re going to do whatever we’ve got to do because at the end of the day, I’m sure [Cowboys owner] Jerry Jones wouldn’t allow someone to build on the back of his home, either.”

“We’ve been dealing with the noise,” Clarence Thompson said. “We understand they have to play their music for the players, and we’ve been nice about it. We haven’t complained about it being like a rock concert out there. So, we’ve been nice. I think the Cowboys took our kindness as weakness, and they kind of crossed a line.

“They’re like, ‘Oh, these neighbors. They don’t care. We can do whatever we want. We can erect about a 30-foot structure from the ground up, and then we’ll build a tent.’ It obstructs our entire view from two floors.”

A Cowboys spokesperson has responded by saying that the city approved all of their plans and that a white tarp will be added to the structure in order to aid in privacy.